Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges shaping emergency preparedness, response and recovery..

  • It’s not if, but when: Designing healthcare spaces that support pandemic response

    It’s not if, but when: Designing healthcare spaces that support pandemic response

    What can we learn from Singapore’s response to COVID-19? How does it impact the next generation of hospitals?

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  • Spend a dollar to save six: coastal resilience by the numbers

    Spend a dollar to save six: coastal resilience by the numbers

    Rising sea levels. Catastrophic storms. Battered shorelines. What’s the measurable impact of climate change on our coastal communities, and how can we respond?

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  • Flying high: Drone technology is providing better community resiliency and recovery

    Flying high: Drone technology is providing better community resiliency and recovery

    From 3-D models to thermal infrared scans, the information drones provide is transforming community development and environmental services

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  • Tech-driven innovations can help us build anticipatory resiliency in our communities

    Tech-driven innovations can help us build anticipatory resiliency in our communities

    It’s important to perceive threats—from hurricanes to pandemic disease—and plan for them. Here are 3 tech advancements to help build resiliency.

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  • Can drone technology help us mitigate the impact of future natural disasters? Absolutely

    Can drone technology help us mitigate the impact of future natural disasters? Absolutely

    Drone technology is helping Puerto Rico rebuild with resilience following 2017’s Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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  • In the face of more extreme weather, how do we equitably fund stormwater utilities?

    In the face of more extreme weather, how do we equitably fund stormwater utilities?

    Stormwater utilities are becoming increasingly vital for communities. With planning, the financial responsibility can be distributed fairly.

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  • Your guide to resilient infrastructure planning and investments

    Your guide to resilient infrastructure planning and investments

    A Resilient Infrastructure Investment Matrix helps analyze vulnerable areas by identifying and ranking their risk profiles

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  • How advances in computer simulations can lead to more resilient coastlines

    How advances in computer simulations can lead to more resilient coastlines

    Advanced numerical modeling technology allows engineers to simulate complex and changing conditions for more successful and resilient projects

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  • Published in Global Water Intelligence: Coastal projects bring Stantec a flood of work

    Published in Global Water Intelligence: Coastal projects bring Stantec a flood of work

    Green infrastructure and solutions a growing necessity to protect coastal communities from more frequent and growing storms

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 7 ways to shift our thinking about urban resilience

    From the Design Quarterly: 7 ways to shift our thinking about urban resilience

    Houston architect Laura Sachtleben says that Hurricane Harvey provided an opportunity to think differently about preparation and resilience

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  • Published in Providence Business News: Five Questions with Melissa Carter

    Published in Providence Business News: Five Questions with Melissa Carter

    Providence Business News speaks with Melissa Carter about our role on the final phase of the largest public works project in Rhode Island history

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  • [With Video] How can technology from video games bring flood risks to life?

    [With Video] How can technology from video games bring flood risks to life?

    FEMA Risk MAP data and 3D mapping help the public visualize flood risk and support more resilient communities

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  • 3 steps dam owners and communities should commit to today to address dam safety

    3 steps dam owners and communities should commit to today to address dam safety

    Maintaining our dams and having a plan for the worst are key to protecting life and property

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  • Published in REDNews: How updates to floodplain mapping will impact Texas

    Published in REDNews: How updates to floodplain mapping will impact Texas

    Natural Disasters, such as catastrophic flooding, challenge the very essence of the community

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  • Published in ENR: Drilling Down to Defend Against Drought in Atlanta

    Published in ENR: Drilling Down to Defend Against Drought in Atlanta

    Both a design and engineering feat, the Bellwood Quarry-turned-reservoir will serve as Atlanta's emergency water source in case of another drought

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  • Published in Innovation: Courting Disaster: The Increasing Challenges of Risk Assessment

    Published in Innovation: Courting Disaster: The Increasing Challenges of Risk Assessment

    As human advance and interact with more geotechnical hazards, the role of the geotechnical specialist becomes increasingly complex and embodies more responsibility

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  • Published: Structural engineer rides out 7.0 quake in Anchorage, then inspects for damage

    Published: Structural engineer rides out 7.0 quake in Anchorage, then inspects for damage

    What’s it like to experience a massive earthquake and then get to work checking to make sure the city is safe? Structural engineer Bruce Hopper explains.

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  • Fueling the fire: How a designer’s diversion from studying created new opportunities

    Fueling the fire: How a designer’s diversion from studying created new opportunities

    An international design competition provides an unexpected platform for personal and professional growth

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  • Infrastructure: The most important conversation you’re not having

    Infrastructure: The most important conversation you’re not having

    The critical work of upgrading our decaying infrastructure has been put on the back burner—that must change

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  • Published in ENR:  Pumped storage: The world's most effective battery

    Published in ENR: Pumped storage: The world's most effective battery

    Mario Finis, senior vice president and leader for Stantec's WaterPower & Dams business line, discusses the world’s biggest and most effective battery and the biggest driver for energy storage globally

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